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cpbackup high load - please help idea

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by jeroman8, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. jeroman8

    jeroman8 Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2003
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    High, Load is way up for 10+ hours when backup running.
    I use RAID servers and can't have secondary backup so the cpbackup
    TAR/RAR and then upload to FTP. This make the server really really slow.

    Any suggestions doing backups faster or doing it so the server is not high load ?
    Someone said use "nice" on the script ?
    Any help with tha appreciated.

    Then I'd like to skip monthly backup when doing weekly backup.
    I can just remove all write permission on the monthly catalog but I still wanna
    save the weekly backup after it has been made to another catalog.
    So I wanna have script that 1 day before backup is done it moves all the rar files
    in the weekly catalog to another catalog. That way I will have like 2 weekly backup where on of these is not overwriten until 14 days...hope you understand.

    Anyone know what script I can make or in cron like:
    mv "all" /backupdir/weekly/*.rar to /backupdir/weekly2........

    can someone translate above to server talk if it would work ?

    and any ideas or tips on faster better backups not doing high load please !?

    Regards Jeroman
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2002
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    Go on, have a guess
    You cannot get around high server loads when backups are running because by their very nature they are both CPU and I/O intensive and sometimes memory too depending on your loads. The only way to overcome that is to throw hardware at it (i.e. faster disks, faster CPU, more memory).
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